LLB Asset Management AG takes a central position within the LLB Group. This specialist for investment management and investment funds manages future-oriented, high-performing products and supports all three market divisions with investment competence in their target market regions (see chapter “Strategy and organisation”).
The LLB Group’s asset management can call on excellent expertise. It continually invests in the further development of analyses based on quantitative value models, and especially in the equities model to achieve good investment performance. In both asset management and investment advisory business, the LLB Group foregoes retrocessions for its own and external funds.
International quality standards
The LLB Group attaches great importance to carrying out its asset management in accordance with international standards. Accordingly, our asset management has been GIPS certified for over 15 years, i.e. it adheres to a compliance standard in line with the “Global Investment Performance Standards”, a method of calculating and presenting investment performance that is recognised throughout the world. The GIPS standards are based on the complete disclosure and comparable presentation of investment results. The latest scientific research and findings in relation to performance measurement and presentation are integrated fully in our processes. These international quality standards ensure that clients receive fair and transparent investment reports.
In a long-term competitive comparison, the most important track record of every asset manager, LLB consistently achieves top rankings with its strategy funds. In 2018, LLB also received three Lipper Fund Awards Switzerland. For its range of bond, equities and strategy funds licensed for Switzerland, our Asset Management received the award for being the best asset manager among the large group of smaller asset managers in the last three years. In 2017 / 2018, LLB won the following awards:
- Lipper Fund Awards Switzerland 2018: best group over three years “Overall Small Company”, best group over three years “Bond Small Company” and best performance in the category “Equity Global Income” (three awards in one year)
- Lipper Fund Awards 2017: First place in Europe and Germany (three awards in four years);
- Umbrella Fund Award of “GELD” 2017 , the Austrian journal for financial professionals (13 umbrella awards in six years);
- Hedge Fund Awards 2018 of the magazine “Acquisition International (AI)”: “Best Portfolio Manager – Liechtenstein” and “Best Alternative UCITS Fund” (two awards in two years).
LLB investment funds – EU-compatible
All LLB funds are Europe-compatible. This means they comply with the UCITS V EU directive (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities). And they pursue the philosophy of strict diversification. The reference attributes of every fund, such as strategy, costs and risk profile, can be simply and clearly read on the monthly Fund Factsheet. Around 30 retrocession-exempt LLB funds are actively managed by experienced fund managers and are licensed for distribution in Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Austria and Germany.
Good performance and low costs have seen the volume invested in LLB funds grow continually in the last six years. At the end of 2017, it stood at CHF 5.2 billion.
With six different investment strategies from “Fixed Interest” to “Equities” in the reference currencies CHF, EUR and USD, LLB enables the broad diversification of capital investments.
The volume of assets under management at the end of 2017 totalled CHF 5.9 billion.
Client requirements are always at the forefront in the LLB Group. Accordingly, we shall expand our range of offerings by including passive asset management mandates and passively managed equity funds.